Calendar

Aug
10
Mon
Jr. High/High School Summer Art Camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day

The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al will host their first ever Summer Art Camp for high school and junior high visual arts students August 10-13 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. A variety of classes will be available for individual registration, or students can partake in all four classes for a discount. The first class will be photography with Stephen Mullins, August 10-13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The class will teach students the basics of photography and photo editing using their cell phone camera or personal cameras. The fee for the course is $50. The second course is “Express Yourself with Paint!” with instructor Sonja Caywood. This will be offered August 10-11 from 2-4 p.m. The two-day class is designed to challenge and inspire students who believe they’re not artistic to remember the joy of self expression through artistic and imaginative self portraits. The course fee is $40. The third class will be “WIPEOUT Painting” with Micah Trampe on August 12 from 2-5 p.m. For $30, students will learn to combine drawing and painting techniques to create a unique piece of artwork using only their hands as painting tools. The final class will be “Street Art” with Stephen Mullins on August 13 from 2-5 p.m. In this class, students will learn about the contemporary street art scene and it’s recent significance. Students will create a stencil that will be painted onto cardboard and cut out. “Street Art” is also $30. Students may register for all four courses for only $100. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 674-1970. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. inside the historic train depot.

Aug
12
Wed
Life Drawing @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sagebrush Community Art Center has begun hosting life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The classes will continue on Wednesdays through Aug. 19. The cost to attend is $10 per person and attendees should bring their own drawing or painting supplies. For more information, call Paulette Kucera at 752-5328 or see artinsheridan.com. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. inside the historic train depot.

Aug
17
Mon
Antelope Butte Foundation information session @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Antelope Butte Foundation, whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable skiing and year-round mountain recreation and training in the Bighorn Mountains, will host public information and outreach meetings throughout the region.

The meetings are designed to give a progress report and provide information about ABF’s goal to reopen the ski area located 59 miles west of Sheridan.

Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend.

The first meeting will be held Monday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester.

The TRVCC is located at 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester.

Another meeting will be held Tuesday in Sheridan at the Sports Stop store.

The Sports Stop is located at 208 N. Main St.

For more information on the organization, see www.antelopebuttefoundation.org.

Aug
18
Tue
Tidbit Tuesday @ Sheridan County Museum
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Tidbit the mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m.

This week’s program will explore the history of coal mining in Sheridan County.

All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend.

All Tidbit programs include a story and a hands-on activity.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested.

All children must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager.

Call the museum at 675-1150 for reservations.

Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

ParkFit – kickball @ Kendrick Park
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm

The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with kickball at Kendrick Park.

Each Wednesday through Aug. 26, free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend.

This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and you can play as an individual or team. Awards for the most points will be given out at the last session on Aug. 26, at which time the winning team will determine the final activity.

Each session begins at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421.

Antelope Butte Foundation info session @ The Sports Stop
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

The Antelope Butte Foundation, whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable skiing and year-round mountain recreation and training in the Bighorn Mountains, will host public information and outreach meetings throughout the region.

The meetings are designed to give a progress report and provide information about ABF’s goal to reopen the ski area located 59 miles west of Sheridan.

Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend.

The first meeting will be held Monday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester.

The TRVCC is located at 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester.

Another meeting will be held Tuesday in Sheridan at the Sports Stop store.

The Sports Stop is located at 208 N. Main St.

For more information on the organization, see www.antelopebuttefoundation.org.

Concerts in the Park @ Kendrick Park
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm

The final offering of Concerts in the Park for the 2015 season will be offered at Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family friendly outdoor concert in the park.

This week’s concert will feature the Sheridan Concert Band directed by Pat Maloney.

The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available.

For more information on the Concerts in the Park series, call David Kuzara at 751-7960.

Aug
19
Wed
“Say Something That Might Save My Life” @ Java Moon
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will present a short story reading followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday. “Say Something That Might Save My Life” by local Sheridan author Stormy Fanning will be read at the event to be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at Java Moon. The story and discussion will focus on how everyone can save lives from suicide. The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served; reservations are appreciated. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Community Prevention Professionals Anne Quast or Wendy Bruso at 655-8263 or see www.sheridansuicideprevention.com. Java Moon is located at 170 N. Main St.

Romtvedt presentation @ Inner Circle, Fulmer Library
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

Author and poet David Romtvedt of Buffalo will give a presentation at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

The program will include a reading from Romtvedt’s new novel “Zelestina Urza in Outer Space,” a discussion of Basque immigration in northern Wyoming. Additionally, Romtvedt and musician Caitlin Belem will perform Basque music featuring the Basque trikitixa accordion and the fiddle.

Romtvedt is a professor of English at the University of Wyoming and served as Poet Laureate of Wyoming 2003-2011. He is the author of numerous works of poetry and fiction and also plays American dance music with the band, The Fireants.

He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, NEA tri-national exchange fellowship in poetry and music, the Pushcart Prize, the National Poetry Series Prize, Wyoming Arts Council Literature Fellowship, the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award and the Wyoming Music Educators Association Distinguished Service to Music Education award.

He first came to Wyoming as a resident at the UCross Foundation.

The program is free and open to all.

The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

Aug
20
Thu
Wyoming Roads and Trails Rally @ Bear Lodge
Aug 20 – Aug 23 all-day

A four day event, “Wyoming Roads and Trails Rally” will be offered Thursday through Sunday in the Bighorn Mountains.

The Christian Motorcyclists Association invited riders of all types — including cruisers, dual-sport, dirt bike, quads and more — to join in an exploring of the Bighorn Mountains, Shell Falls, Medicine Wheel, local lodges and surrounding areas together.

The event is based out of the Bear Lodge at Burgess Junction on Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains.

There is a $10 rally fee for CMA members; the event is free for all others.

Costs associated with lodging and meals are not included.

For more information including some of the routes to be followed, contact Mark Heid at 752-5083 or JT Tardif at 533-0167.

“Leonardo’s Horse” unveiled @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Sheridan Public Arts Committee’s newest sculpture, “Leonardo’s Horse,” will be unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday.

The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, an epic bronze sculpture that was more than five centuries in the making, is extending to the American western frontier with placement of a new 8-foot-tall replica in Sheridan.

Da Vinci’s Horse sculpture was commissioned by the Wyoming Community Foundation on behalf of the Sheridan Public Arts Committee as part of the city’s commitment to the arts.

During the ceremony, the sculpture will be placed outside of the Downtown Sheridan Association building. The unveiling event will begin at 5 p.m.

A live videocast will be available on the web at sheridanwyoming.com and davincisciencecenter.org/live.

For more information on the event, call committee chairperson Kim Love at 672-7421.

For more information on da Vinci’s Horse, see www.leonardoshorse.org.

The DSA building is located at the intersections of Main and Burkitt streets and Coffeen Avenue.

Third Thursday Street Festival @ Downtown Sheridan
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Third Thursday Street Festival will return Thursday and feature opening act Abbie Johnson Taylor, winner of the Downtown Sheridan Association’s July Sheridan’s Got Talent competition, and main act Dave Munsick.

“Sheridan’s Got Talent” is a competition held monthly at Third Thursday at the Bank of the West Stage on Main and Loucks streets.

The competition is open to anyone who would like to show off their talents. Anyone interested in participating can contact the DSA at 672-8881. Time slots are available from 5:20 p.m. to 8:20 pm.

Only 10 competitors will be accepted for each evening. A performer may only participate once per season. The maximum performance time is 15 minutes. Performers may use a maximum of two microphones and two instrument channels. Performers must be at least 10 years old to participate. Pyrotechnics and live animals are not allowed.

This will be the final competition of the summer.

For more information, contact the DSA at 672-8881, events@downtownsheridan.org or at the Downtown Sheridan Association office at 121 S. Main St.

The Third Thursday Street Festival will run from 5-9 p.m. downtown Sheridan on Main Street and Grinnell Plaza featuring vendors, food, entertainment, nonprofit booths and more.

Aug
21
Fri
Story Rock Jam @ Centennial Park, Story
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

The Story Rock Jam will return to Story Friday and Saturday. The event will feature live music, food and beer offerings, free camping and nearby rock climbing. Music will be presented by Damian Trujillo, the Story Jam Band, Chris Knodel, Josh and Amber Hanson, the Barefoot Band, Shot in the Foot, Paul Bowers, Gunner Hoy and Sarah Sample. The activities begin at 2 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Centennial Park in Story. For more information, contact Marty McMantle at Story Climbing Guides, located at 6 Rosebud Lane 4 in Story, at 683-3268. Centennial Park is located at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Thorne Rider Road in Story next to the Story Fish Hatchery.

Family Movie in the Park @ Kendrick Park
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm

Family Movie in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Friday.

Sheridan Wesleyan Church brings all members of the community a free surprise film at the band shell complete with pre-film music entertainment and popcorn and drinks.

Due to copyright rules, the name of the film cannot be advertised, but all movies are family friendly.

Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

For more information, call the church office at 672-0612.

Aug
22
Sat
Sod Farm Festival @ Green Carpet Sod Farm
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Sod Farm Festival will return to Sheridan on Aug. 22. The semi-annual outdoor music festival is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Project Schoolhouse.

Nonstop music will be performed from 3-8:30 p.m. by bands including Robert Cline Jr., Bonnie and Taylor Sims, the Bare Foot Band, Canary Joe, Chris Knodel, the Craft Brothers, Damian Trujillo, Doug Andrews, Ethan Chartier, the Fireants, the Nate Champion Band, the Quarterman Brothers, Sam Morton, Shot in the Foot, Tab Barker and Too Wet to Plow.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.

Project Schoolhouse works to build schools and water systems in impoverished parts of Nicaragua.

The festival will take place at the Green Carpet Sod Farm located at 80 Owl Creek Road.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Tab Barker at 512-470-7482, see www.sodfarmfestival.org or www.facebook.com/sodfarmfestival.

Aug
23
Sun
“George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” @ Sheridan College Mountain Campus
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The next offering in Sheridan College’s monthly summer mountain lecture series will be offered Sunday with “George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” Presented by Jeremy Johnston, curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Western American History, the presentation is an opportunity for all members of the community to experience the Mountain Campus at no cost. There is no need to register for the event. Attendees re encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, come early and tour the campus. For more information, call Julie Davidson at 674-6446, ext. 8350 or see www.spearowigwam.com. The Mountain Campus is located 28 miles outside of Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains at the southeast edge of Park Reservoir. Directions can be found on the website.

Aug
25
Tue
Car wash @ Walgreens
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Clients of the Easter Seals will host three fundraising car washes in Sheridan next week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to get a wash in the Walgreen’s parking lot. All funds raised will support the clients participating in activities throughout the community. For more information, contact the Easter Seals at 672-2816. Walgreens is located at 1766 Coffeen Ave.

Interviewing with Confidence and Skill @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room A
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Stacia Skretteberg of PeAk will host a presentation on 
“Interviewing with Confidence and Skill”
 on Tuesday in the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room A.

Sponsored by the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the presentation will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. discussing behavioral-based interviewing.

Hiring the wrong person for your company is expensive and extremely time consuming. Choosing the most highly qualified person isn’t that difficult.

Behavioral-based interviewing is a technique that many companies are using in their interview process today that, if done correctly, can give you the concrete data you need to make a successful hiring decision and protect you legally.

The presentation is $10 for SHRM members and $13 for non-members, including lunch.

To attend, RSVP to Jennifer McArthur at jmcarthur@sheridan.edu no later than Friday.

Attendees are asked to enter the hospital from the back side.

The hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Trailhead Meet and Greet @ upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a Trailhead Meet and Greet with Wildwood Trails, Inc. on Tuesday.

From 5-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to meet the trail contractor who has been selected to complete the first 1.8 miles of trail in the Red Grade Trails System project this fall. The contractors will share construction techniques and field questions from attendees.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at this free event.

The meet and greet will be held in the upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road.

For more information, call 673-4702 or see www.sheridanclt.org.

Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen meeting @ Masonic Lodge on Cedar Street in Buffalo
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Sheridan/Johnson county chapter of the Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. All members of the community are invited to attend this free meeting. The meeting will be held at the Masonic Lodge on Cedar Street in Buffalo. For more information, contact wytrlrunr@rangeweb.net.

Aug
26
Wed
ParkFit @ Thorne-Rider Park
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The final offering of ParkFit, the weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, for the summer will be held Wednesday. All members of the community are invited to attend the free event. This year, points were given for each activity you attended and awards for the most points will be given out at this last session. The winning team will then determine the final activity. The session begins at 12:10 p.m. at Thorne-Rider Park. For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421.

showing of “The Sagebrush Sea” @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Council for the Bighorn Range together with Bighorn Audubon, Audubon Rockies and the Wyoming Outdoor Council will be hosting a showing of “The Sagebrush Sea” on Wednesday. Having recently premiered on the award-winning PBS NATURE series, the public is invited to enjoy this stunning nature documentary on the big screen. Afterwards, take part in a conversation about our iconic Western landscape and hear from people on the forefront of what The New York Times is calling, “One of the great conservation efforts of this century.” The screening will be held at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the film will start at 6:30 p.m. All members of the community are invited to this free event. For more information, see www.bighornaudubon.org. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
27
Thu
Car wash @ Walgreens
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Clients of the Easter Seals will host three fundraising car washes in Sheridan next week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to get a wash in the Walgreen’s parking lot. All funds raised will support the clients participating in activities throughout the community. For more information, contact the Easter Seals at 672-2816. Walgreens is located at 1766 Coffeen Ave.

Forest Plan Steering Committee field trip @ Arrowhead Lodge
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet Thursday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at Arrowhead Lodge at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Tongue Ranger District. Discussion topics include wetland mitigation for the Burgess South highway project, travel management, trails, recreation sites and forest plan monitoring. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 pm at the last stop on the tour, the Hunt Mountain Gravel Pit. The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear. The group will take a lunch break at Bear Lodge at 12:30 pm. For more information, call Susie Douglas at 674-2600. Arrowhead Lodge is located at 6002 U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains.

One Book Wyoming celebration @ the Inner Circle, Sheridan Fulmer Library
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm

The Sheridan County Public Library System will celebrate the One Book Wyoming program with the distribution of free books by Wyoming author Cat Urbigkit and a visit by Urbigkit on Thursday. In its second year, One Book Wyoming is a Wyoming State Library program that encourages residents throughout the state to come together to read and discuss the same book. Urbigkit was chosen as this year’s One Book Wyoming author. Urbigkit is an author and photographer of nonfiction books for children and adults. She lives on a working sheep ranch in western Wyoming with her family and her livestock guardian animals, including guardian dogs and burros. Urbigkit shares the beauty of life in Wyoming through her seven nonfiction books for young readers and three books for adults. Urbigkit’s books for children have received honors from the International Reading Association, Junior Library Guild, National Science Teachers Association, Society of School Librarians International and numerous state reading associations. Urbigkit will give a presentation at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle. The program will include an overview of life on the ranch and how the beauty she sees each day is an inspiration for her books. The program will be followed by a question and answer session. The author will be available for book signings and purchases. All members of the community are invited to attend this free event. For more information, call the library at 674-8585. The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

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